Advanced Speed and Agility – EXSC 541

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/07/2022

Course Description

This course focuses on the principles of speed and agility development as presented through the M.O.R.R. training system.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


The course will give the students an opportunity to learn and develop practical speed and agility technique and programs that have been implemented with elite athletes.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 450-500 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and provide a total of 2 citations from any of the following sources: peer-reviewed journal articles, published textbooks, or publications directly associated with the content being discussed. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 200-250 words and include a total of 1 citation from any of the following sources: peer-reviewed journal articles, published textbooks, or published books directly associated with the content being discussed.

Guided Article Critique Assignments (3)

The student must write 3 separate guided article critiques on a provided article and conduct research that further relates the article and accompanying questions on the topic of speed and agility. Each critique must be 3–5 pages and include at least 3 scholarly articles in current APA format in addition to the article provided for the critique.

Program Design Project

Reference Page 

The student must submit a reference page of at least 4 scholarly references, including the course textbook, that provide support to his/her research-based prescription and are cited in current APA format.

Assessment and Plan 

The student must develop a comprehensive fitness assessment and 6-week plyometric program for a provided case study athlete. Additionally, the student must include a 4-page detailed rationale discussing the case study, fitness assessment, and 6-week plyometric program as well as an updated reference page in current APA format.

Quizzes (2)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the previous and assigned Module: Weeks. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes; contain multiple-choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, and essay questions; and have a 1-hour and 30-minute time limit.